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Syllabus for CJT256

The course requirements, relevant assignments and readings are outlined in the material that follows on this page.

BOOKS OBJECTIVES POLICIES
ASSIGNMENTS GRADES  


Required Books

TEXTBOOK: Terrorism, Jonathan White, 4th Edition

 

 This text is available at the College Bookstore. You may buy books in person or have them shipped to your home.   Contact the bookstore by phone, email or in person. 

Learning Objectives
 

1. Define terrorism and understand major typologies used to classify terrorism and terrorists

2. Understand major international terrorist groups and issues associated with their campaigns

3. Discuss major terrorist groups operating in the world today and the threat they pose to the U.S.

4. Identify and describe the major issues associated with domestic terrorist groups

5. Identify and describe major terrorist groups operating in the U.S. and the threat they pose to

domestic security

6. Discuss the major strengths and weaknesses associated with strategies and tactics used to

counter terrorism

7. Critically evaluate information and make informed law enforcement decisions concerning terrorism and terrorist acts.


Course Policies

This is a distance learning course. As such, participants have a great amount of flexibility in completing the course. Persons enrolled in this section must complete all course requirements as outlined in the following section.  The due dates listed below are firm; it is the responsibility of the course participant to schedule, complete and submit required course assignments on time.

Likewise, participants are responsible for scheduling and completing the course chapters, the relevant reading for the course and understanding of associated exercises and tools. Material must be completed and submitted on time.   A final grade will be issued at the end of the term on the date required by the College.

Assignments
 

CJT-256 (Terrorism) Edward Hickey

Class Schedule: January 24, 2005 May 16, 2005

This is a tentative schedule, subject to change due to class pace, unexpected class cancellations and other factors.

Week

 

Topics

Assignments

1

 

Introduction and the Mutating Forms of Terrorism

Chapter 1

2

 

Origins of Modern Terrorism

Chapter 5

3

 

Origins of the Irish Troubles

Chapter 6

4

 

Origins of Middle East Terrorism

Chapter 7

5

 

Latin American Terrorism

Chapter 8

6

 

Individual and Group Behavior

Chapter 2

7

 

Changing Group Structures and the Metamorphosis of Terrorism

Chapter 3

8

 

Religion and Terrorism

Midterm

Chapter 4

Testing Center on Campus

9

 

Spring Break

 

10

 

International Terrorism and the Question of Palestine;

Religion and Middle East Terrorism

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

11

 

International Terrorism: The Rise of the Right and the Left

Chapter 11; pp. 172-182

12

 

Nationalistic and Ethic Terrorism

Chapter 12; pp. 188-195; 199-201

13

 

Terrorism in the United States

Violent Extremism in the United States

Chapter 13 & 14 pp. 205-217;  221-234

14

 

Technology and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Chapter 15

 

 

Terrorism and the Media

Chapter 16

15

 

Policy, Liberty, Security and the Future

Chapter 17

Patriot Act I

 

 

Final Exam Week

Testing Center on Campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grades  
Initial Quiz 25 points                                     
 Discussion                            40 points each/ total possible 600
Midterm 200 points
Final 200 points
Project and Project Outline 500 points for project; 100 points for Project Outline
Extra Points Awarded for additional assignments

Final Grade Determination:

100.0%- 90.0%    = A

89.9   -  80.0          = B

79.9   -  70.0          = C

69.9   -  60.0          = D

less than 60.0      = F